Cast Blog: #SHAHS

Don't Tase Us, GG!

Recap: The Shahs Peace Summit

Recap: Recipe for Disaster

Asa's Profound and Cathartic Trip

Recap: Reza Pops The Big One

The Return of Lochnesa

Mike: I Will Marry Jessica Soon

Reza Dishes on His Engagement

Recap: Make a Run for the Border

Mike Shouldn't be "Scared" of Other Religions

Recap: Turkey with a Side of Apology

Mike's Inner Struggle

Lilly's Disrespectful Behavior

Mike Takes GG's Side

Recap: Outed by Chihuahuas

Reza: "Lilly Doesn't Understand Friendship"

Lilly's Battle with Foot Boogers

Recap: Always a Lady

Recap: A Little Too Much Diamond Water...

The Shah of Bull Sh--

Reza: "I Wish I Had Kept My Mouth Shut"

Ep 8: Persian Empire Divided

Will Mike Put a Ring on It?

Reza Learns the Power of Apology

Recap: Shah-etiquette

MJ Owes GG a Genuine Apology

What MJ Did was Wrong

Loch-Nesa vs. MJ

Asa's Juice Disaster

Recap: Persian Pride?

MJ's Moral Compass is Way Off

An Offer Lilly Can't Refuse?

Recap: Homo-Not-So-Genius

Mike's Disappointment with Reza

Asa: "I Definitely See Why Reza is Irritated"

Reza on the Fight: "I'm Not Proud of It"

Lilly Needs to "Get More Real"

Reza to Lilly: "Get Off Your High Horse"

Cry Me a River

Mike: Master Negotiator

Lilly: Ain't Nobody Got Time for This

Don't Tase Us, GG!

Knives! Colonics! Asa! What more could one ask for in an episode?

We start where all good shows start: looking at knives owned by someone with known anger issues. I'm of course talking about Reza's drop-in at GG's place where the discussion turned to GGs knife collection. We won't go into the knives because frankly I get frightened just thinking about it, but Reza handles it all with grace. Oh, not only does GG have knives, she has a taser named Cripsy. Well, she gets points for originality.
Reza isn't just there to talk about weapons, though, he also has to break the news to GG that he won't be attending her parents' 40th wedding anniversary. For the occasion, she and her sister decide to buy her parents a car. Since GG's father pays for most of the things in her life, I'm wondering where this money is coming from, but seems like a thoughtful gesture nonetheless. In fact, this week we get to meet GG's dad. After last week's tiny breakdown, we learn a little bit more about GG and in fact why she hasn't had a job. Apparently her anger issues have gotten in the way and GG claims that her parents wanted to work at one point but then became afraid that if she got angry it would get out of control. Maybe GG can work from home? Some of my colleagues suggested she teach knife skills! Let's just channel that energy into something positive, GG. You can do it! (P.S. Why is GG so angry, again?)
Sammy is on his grind, though, continuing to oversee Mohamed's housing development while he's away on vacation. We get a closer look at the place, which we realize really is the house featured on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We'd recognize that pool anywhere. Mohamed comes back, and thankfully, despite a bizarre disdain for being called "anal," Mohammed was happy. On a total sidetone: am I the only one who thinks MJ and Sammy are going to end up together? I literally have no reason for that prediction, but would love to know if anyone agrees with me. Anyway, more Sammy please! Here's a fun Bravotvcom exclusive with Sammy and Asa, who both love food, so obviously they're my kind of people.
Asa is back in the studio -- but not Mister Bunny's. And this guy sets her straight on the appeal of her songs -- he basically says they won't appeal to mainstream audiences. I don't know. Listen to this. We're all diggin' it here at Bravo HQ. And we'll kind of just yell out "Asa!" in the office like that song that plays whenever she's in the car. 
Oh, and before I forget, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MJ! It's her birthday! And what do you get your friend for a birthday? A colonic obviously. Sooo that's what Reza gets for her. She and Reza get his and her colonics. Awww. Besides the colonic, Reza tells MJ he's going to go see his father in New York, and MJ agrees to go with him. We'll see that unfold next week. 
Finally, the gang meets up at GG's parents' anniversary party. But, where's MJ? Oh, she's four hours late and GG's not too happy, but we don't see the "wrath of GG" on this matter just yet. We get to wait for that one. 
As always, leave your comments below. Until next week… khodahafez!

Recap: Recipe for Disaster

Ep 15: Nadine weighs in on Part 1 of the reunion.

Here’s the thing… The Shahs reunion reminded me of a Thanksgiving dinner gone wrong. Except there was no turkey (or Turkey for that matter), not a lot of wine, and certainly not a lot of peace.

You’d think since the reunion was a little more intimate, being over a dinner table where they all broke bread, it would be somewhat peaceful…well guess again. I think sitting in such close quarters was a recipe for disaster, with a few exceptions. One being the infamous buttery chocolate cwaasannnt. Hallelujah! It’s over, finally!

There was so much covered, that I’m going to only address a few highlights…

So let’s get started, shall we?

Let’s start with Lilly “No Friend Zone” Ghalichi. I kind of felt bad for her. I truly don’t know what is going to happen with her next season. As is, she’s not hanging out with the Shahs. I just don’t know how will she come back after this. I was shocked that Asa laid into Lilly more than Reza did. It was only a few episodes ago where Lilly told Reza that Asa was the better friend to her. And as I recall, Asa gave Lilly a cooking lesson teaching her to beat her meat. I get that some of the Shahs have beef with her, but the truth is that Lilly doesn’t mesh well with this group (except for GG as of late). Andy did leave it open-ended, asking Reza if Lilly makes a real effort if he’d take her back, and Reza said absolutely. If that were to happen, I suggest MJ learns GG’s hook method. She’ll need to hook with her fingers and her toes.

Now on to GG and MJ. When will these two frenemies NOT fight? It seems to be their “thing.” They’re like drunk sorority girls: “I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you. I need more to drink. You broke girl code. I want to wax my car with your t-ts. You assaulted my hat, so I’m going to call your mom. But I do love you.” All I have to say to that is, “You don’t need to go all tango on me!”

Speaking of getting all “tango,” how about GG storming off when Leila showed up -- only to be put in her place by the Shah bouncer? I hope she realizes that one drink isn’t going to make her problems or her sister go away. Thankfully the GG whisperer was able to put her in her place. The reality of GG and Leila’s situation is they have a classic case of Competitive Sister Syndrome. I think they’re both guilty: GG shouldn’t be so harsh with her words. And Leila should have been more mindful about her friendship with MJ. Just goes to show that sh-- runs deep when dealing with family matters. Let’s keep it classy, ladies! All I know is my ass would be grounded for life if I’d ever treated my brother the way these two girls treat each other.


Last, let’s talk about Reza and his ex-work husband, Mike. Andy called these two out -- they kissed and made up in the finale, but it looks like things have gone south since that peaceful workout scene. Reza is right and I’ve said it before, no one leaves a thriving career to start over. However, I don’t know the logistics of their deal, so I can’t comment on who’s right and who’s wrong. What I can comment on is IF Mike needs money for a ring, he probably shouldn’t have invested in a bus wrap. And Reza SHOULD have maybe showed Mike the ropes a little more. Selling homes is not an easy job, you have to put in a lot of legwork -- it’s not a get rich quick type business. Mike said he loves Reza like a brother, but “he’s such an ---hole.” These two guys are becoming MJ and GG 2.0. They should all just get a room! One for their bodies and one for their egos.

I can’t wait for next week when Vida joon pays us a visit. I hope they give her the memo that there are no crocodiles in the San Fernando Valley.

And if you missed the final Shahs After Show, be sure to check it out now.

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